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Add Online Ordering to Your 2021 Wishlist

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January 26, 2021,

Guest blogger Marcie Wolf, Abuzz Creative, shares her expert tips on pursuing an online sales plan for 2021. According to Wolf, making the leap into online sales will help your business prosper during the continuing pandemic and beyond. Read her tips for getting started.

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Kate Dupre, Watercolor Cafe

Before coming to SCORE, she had already done some of her homework, penciled out a plan and started looking into a lease.  Kate then used SCORE for assistance reviewing the lease... Read more

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Watercolor Cafe
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Erika Kleemann Continues Family Tradition of Dairy Queen Ownership

SCORE worked with Erika on her launch marketing and helped tell her family story to local media. Read more

Erika Kleeman
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Social Guru 4 You Marketing Points to Share with Clients

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Marketing strategists from Social Media 4 You offer tips for discussing marketing with clients. The gurus include three options: Social Media Strategy, Social Media Audits, and a... Read more

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Question: To LLC or not to LLC?

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August 18, 2020,

SCORE mentor Paul Krecke shares insights into the decision many entrepreneurs face: To LLC or Not to LLC!

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A mid-summer status check for businesses

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August 4, 2020,

SCORE mentor Tracy Dryovage offers advice for local businesses on where to get help.

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Help people find you with online with search tool

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July 21, 2020,

SCORE hosts Sommer Poquette with Keepitrealsocial.com for a conversation about improving local search. Poquette shared tips for harnessing Google My Business to improve visibility.

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Help for business planning in stay-at-home isolation

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July 7, 2020,

Even though you cannot meet face-to-face with SCORE mentors at the moment, SCORE has a series of webinars that will get you off to a great start on your own. Cheri Hoffman steps you through accessing this series.

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Area chambers are Tip of the Mitt SCORE heroes

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June 17, 2020,

Chambers of Commerce have always been a key hub for their members. Margo Johnson shares how she was inspired by how rapidly they transformed into major centers of information, action, teamwork and leadership.

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What if?’ revisited

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May 19, 2020,

Editor’s note: The following column was submitted by Jim Abbey, a volunteer business mentor with SCORE’s Tip of the Mitt chapter. Abbey, a Charlevoix resident, worked in event management in the automotive industry prior to his retirement. He also has experience teaching business classes at the college level.

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Points a SCORE mentor often makes

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May 5, 2020,

SCORE mentor Bill Collins notes common threads that form the foundation of small businesses--marketing and cash management. Read how Bill honed his perspectives as a SCORE mentor.

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Local Woman Purchases 70 Year Dairy Queen Franchise

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May 1, 2020

As a Dairy Queen lover at heart, and growing up on blizzards and strawberry milkshakes, Dairy Queen was always a pit stop for Erika Kleeman, her two children and her parents. When the opportunity to work for herself and bought the thriving business presented itself years later, Erika Kleeman grabbed it .

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